- Nasima Akter
Kohli Gifts Shirts to Khawaja & Carey
The wait is over for Virat Kohli! The Indian skipper finally got his 28th Test century after a long wait of over three years in the drawn fourth and final game against Australia in Ahmedabad. Although he excelled in limited-overs cricket, he had been struggling in Test matches. However, his fortunes changed when he came to bat in the first innings.
Kohli's impressive knock of 186 runs not only gave the Indian team a sense of fulfillment but also won the hearts of fans across the world. The Indian captain was at his fluent best, playing some exquisite strokes all around the park. He faced a total of 364 balls in his innings, showing great resilience and determination to stay at the crease for as long as possible.
Kohli's Heart-Touching Gesture
Kohli's century also earned him the Player of the Match award and left him in a good mood after the game. He even took time out to show a heartwarming gesture to the Australian team.
In a video shared by the Indian Cricket Team on Instagram, Kohli can be seen gifting a signed jersey of his to Australia duo Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey. Khawaja had also scored a century, 180, in Australia's first innings of the Test.
The video of Kohli's gesture quickly went viral and earned him plaudits from fans and critics alike. The Indian team has always been known for their sportsmanship and Kohli's gesture only added to their reputation.
Kohli's Statement on his Career
In a post-match interview, Kohli spoke about his expectations of himself as a player and how he had to apply himself harder in the Test format. He also admitted that he was not on his own in the Test format and had to play with a different tempo and template.
But with his century in the Ahmedabad Test, Kohli has once again shown why he is considered one of the best batters in the world across all formats of the game.
For Kohli, the expectations he has for himself as a player are more important than anything else. He strives for excellence every time he takes the field and wants to justify why he is there. With 75 international centuries to his name, Kohli is a true champion of the game and a role model for millions of aspiring cricketers around the world.
India Team's Other Achievements
In addition to Kohli's achievements in the match, other players on the team stood out. Shubman Gill made history by scoring his first century on home soil in the longest format of the game, while Axar Patel played a crucial role in the match with a remarkable knock of 79 runs. The two batsmen formed an impressive opening partnership of 162 runs with Kohli.
Despite the excitement of the first four days of play, the match ended on a somewhat subdued note, with Australia losing only two wickets before the captains agreed to call it a draw earlier than expected. Nevertheless, the match will be remembered for the outstanding performances put in by both teams.
In conclusion, Virat Kohli's century in the Ahmedabad Test was a moment to cherish for Indian cricket fans. His brilliant knock, coupled with his act of sportsmanship towards the Australian team, truly won the hearts of fans across the world.